VALUABLE WORK EXPERIENCE
ILLUSTRATION + CLIENT WORK
NIKE RUNNING (October 2017) - Limited edition Nike X Drakecereal bandana design for Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon 2017.
THE CITY POOL (October 2017) - Solo toilet exhibition at City Pool, a prestigious washroom gallery and activities bar located on Dundas West.
NRML (September 2017) - Designed 2 limited edition t-shirts.
TOFOODIES (September 2017) - Designed 6 limited edition t-shirts.
OFFSITE CONCEPT SPACE (Aug 2017-September 2017) - Art exhibition including 40 framed illustrations, t-shirts, postcards + prints.
COMMUNITY54 (July 2017) - Window display + summer pop-up.
EARLY BIRD COFFEE (July 2017) - Designed original LA-inspired two-sided coffee sleeve.
FRANCHISE ISSUE 03 (May 2017) - 4 pieces of original artwork inspired by basketball culture and art.
FRANK + OAK (May 2017) - Developed t-shirt design for Local Artist Series.
TOKYO SMOKE (March 2017) - Illustration for Cannabis Diaries, a series about anonymous professionals and their daily cannabis habits.
NOTABLE LIFE (March 2017) - Instagram illustrations.
SIDEWALK HUSTLE (January 2017) - Editorial illustrations featuring sneakers + pop culture.
29SECRETS (January 2016-January 2017) - Weekly Instagram illustrations featuring pop culture.
*I'm also a retired freelance writer!
Sharp Magazine, The Coveteur, FLARE, Toronto Life, Kastor and Pollux, The Creators Project, Sidewalk Hustle and more. Writing slowly fizzled away after 12 months of writing top ten lists, how-to articles and exploitive personal essays. I'm also a terrible speller....
DYNASTY TORONTO (AUGUST 2016 - CURRENT)
My official title is: "Michael Leach's Protégé"
In-store merchandising, tending to tropical plants, wholesale inquiries, managing orders, A+ customer service and Instagram'ing. Feel free to leave a 5-star Dynasty Toronto Google review....something along the lines of "Wow! I'm wildly impressed by the informative young woman who works at Dynasty. Outstanding customer service skills and a great mother fucking attitude!"
FORMER CAREERS THAT DIDN'T END VERY WELL
Copywriter - Contract @ The Drake Hotel [April 2016 - July 2016]
Developed copy for blog posts, social media, websites, posters, ads, and everything else. Then I got fired. Ouch.
Social Media Coordinator @ Shedoesthecity [May 2015 - May 2016]
Writing daily social content for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Media and Communications Manager @ NGFF Holdings [February 2015 - December 2015]
Social media, marketing and event planning for brands such as Rose City Kitchen, Clockwork Coffee, Smash Juice Bar and Vams Culture. Then NGFF went bankrupt, we closed down the juice bar and everybody got fired.
Event Coordinator / Personal Assistant @ Jen Agg [Summer 2015)
Safe to say, some people are not meant to be Personal Assistants. Like me, for example.
Writer @ She Does The City [May 2014 - August 2016]
Awwww, the first time I got published.
Account Coordinator - Account Executive @ Weber Shandwick [February 2013 - February 2015]
My first career as a PR woman. Developed content calendars, assisted in social media strategy, SEO and surpassing goals. Clients include PetSmart, Splenda, iStock, McCormick, Nicolette and Unilever.
INTERNSHIPS THAT DON'T MATTER ANYMORE
Digital Intern @ Weber Shandwick [Feb 2014 - May 2014]
Music Writing Intern @ Audio Blood [ Sept 2012 - Dec 2012]
Writer @ Best Fan [June 2012 - Sept 2012]
Production Intern @ Partners Film [Sept 2011 - December 2011]
BIRTH [MARCH 21, 1991] - STILL LIVING
SIDE NOTE: WHY HAVE YOU SCROLLED DOWN THIS FAR?? WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?!